The PaPHS is a non-profit, educational membership organization founded in 1974. It has as its primary purpose the cultivation and promotion of the study of the postal history of Pennsylvania. PaPHS encourages the acquisition and preservation of the material (generally, covers or folded letters) relevant and necessary to the study and understanding of such postal history. To that end, PaPHS supports the publication of original research in respect of such knowledge for the benefit of its members and the general public.

Portugal – PA – Steve Washburne

Fighting the Fed in Philadelphia – Vern Morris

Philadelphia Civil War Hospitals



Gus Spector, MD gives a presentation on Philadelphia Civil War Hospitals.

S.S. Tahiti



Charles J. DiComo, PhD does a Show and Tell on the S.S. Tahiti.

American Letter Mail Company

Freaks and Errors-M. Cwiakala

See the full movie on YouTube!

Philatelic Item of the Week

Rob Faux – There and Back Again: TransAtlantic Mail in the 1860’s

Mark Schwartz – Boston 1847

A Brief History of the United States Postal Service

Conversations with Philatelists



Thanks Charles Epting!

Rick Leiby Article on Kutztown, PA

Freight Covers – Rick Leiby

Gus Spector – 1876 Centennial

Injustice in U. S. – Bill Schultz from Women Exhibitors Expressions

From the U.S. to Farther India and Back Again

Thanks Dr Charles DiComo!

The Great Central Fair



Please click on the image above to enjoy Gus Spector’s presentation.

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